So it’s 32-year-old New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. I relate perfectly to this observation:
“If he were going to get the job, I would say without exception the players would be surprised when he walks through the door,” former Patriots tight end Kyle Brady said in a Denver Post interview last week. “Their first thought will be, ‘Who is this kid?’ Because even for a 32-year-old, he looks 25.
Yep. Pretty much perfectly.
It goes without saying that McDaniels will be a better NFL head coach than I would be. The real question is how well he will do in the great Mike Shanahan’s shadow? An interesting storyline for 2009.